Leaderboard

PositionAvatarUsernamePointsRankAchievementsQuests
1Sean Tierney5900Nomad Level IIKnow it all IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconNavigator IconLight it up IconCelebrity IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconBaller IconNone
2jeff abercrombie5470Nomad Level IIYou’ve got heart! IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconLight it up IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
3Don Henderson2400Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconGold Star IconEdison IconNone
4Richard Duplain2330Nomad in trainingNavigator IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
5Dong Trinh2250Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
6Debbie Jae2200Nomad in trainingNavigator IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
7Ruben Rosado1990Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
8Suzanne Price1520Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
9Whitney Bateson1520Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconNavigator Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
10Joey Karam1440Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
11Paul First1420Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
12Cindy Clough1410Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
13Alyssa Gantt1410Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
14Katie Ball1240Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
15Paula Suda830Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
16Michael Frye830Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
17Michael Frye580Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
18Jose Godoy350Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
19Chris Schwartze350Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
20Nick Fico300Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconNone
21Luis Pimentel130Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
22Vishal Agarwala130Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
23Michael Frye110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
24Michael Thelin110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
25Taylor Enfinger110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
26Mark Stratis90Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
27Tara Kaestner90Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
28Shawn Murrey70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
29Gareth Everson70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
30Tighe O'connor70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
31toto tartou70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
32Amy Marchesi70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
33Erica Lurie70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
34Bryan Howard70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
35Nina Marques70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
36Amber Booher70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
37Carl Burnham70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
38Cher Chang70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
39Nikki Price70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
40Bryan Kirch50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
41Nathalie Cass50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
42Chase Baldocchi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
43Sebastian Leder50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
44Adam Francisco50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
45Jordan Carroll50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
46Gracefully Expat50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
47Isabella Weidlich50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
48Alexander Harling50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
49Helen Simkins50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
50Dominick Cabal50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
51Bill Nugget50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
52Gavin Elster50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
53Google Adwords50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
54Lyle Elkins50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
55Alexis Snelling50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
56Chris Womack50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
57Daniel Kern50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
58Aurelie PONS50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
59Andrew Euston50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
60kevin tither50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
61Kate Smith50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
62Matt Bowles50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
63Shannon Rentner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
64Stefanie Bauer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
65Oli Nold50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
66Leah Whetstone50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
67Zeke Daniels-Shpall50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
68Janet Rouss50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
69felipe valdes50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
70Kevin Pham50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
71You Tube50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
72Sharon Elschot50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
73Noah Diamond50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
74Caroline Quincy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
75Natalie Gibson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
76Anthony Payet50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
77Christa Bella50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
78Carly Clem50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
79A Rehlinger50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
80Christy Renee50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
81Maria Nicolosi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
82Carly Clements50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
83Teresa Ornelas50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
84Carolyn Crawley50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
85Donna Jones50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
86Antonio Allen50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
87Stan2 Ooi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
88ben hart50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
89Susanna Townsend50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
90Poppy Skepper50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
91Rhami Aboud50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
92Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
93Karin Chazan50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
94Pasha Grigoryev50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
95Enelin Paas50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
96Tess Pili50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
97Kevin Glessner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
98Carlos Restrepo50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
99Nicole Cruz50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
100Andree Valdry50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
101Andrei Beno50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
102CharlesBey50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
103Marlon kalenda Tshimanga50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
104Janice Escobar50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
105Tia Mcnabb50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
106A M50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
107Csilla Major50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
108Lara Penner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
109Rod Cook50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
110Mr Ed50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
111Kevin Marlatt50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
112Cait Sarazin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
113Daraja Asili50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
114marko50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
115Alex Miller50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
116Genna Contento50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
117Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
118Jason Trick50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
119Kimberly Kirk50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
120Sara Elgawish50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
121Hunter Pine50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
122Lorraine Cooper50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
123Isa Almy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
124Chris Peloquin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
125Wan Phi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
126Shoncy Wible50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
127Kate Shar50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
128Niraj Shah50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
129Noémi Nyevelka50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
130VEDANT AGARWAL50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
131Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
132Kevin Martin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
133Danielle Thompson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
134King EFE50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
135Eddie Contento50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
136Tim Costa50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
137Blade McGunn50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
138Sang D50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
139Alex Melton50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
140Nomad Cruise50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
141Dawn Hagin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
142Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
143Natalie Beer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
144Jessica Barthel50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
145Michael Midkiff50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
146Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
147Jordan Carroll50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
148Brian Hennesy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
149Grace Woodrow50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
150Walker Flynn50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
151Emily Moyer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
152Paige Soucie50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
153Brandon Clift50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
154Daylon Soh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
155Ryan Jannenga50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
156Jasmine Michaels50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
157Alex Atanasova50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
158Susan Churchill50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
159andrespineiroc50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
160Bryan Fischer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
161Benjamin Verhasselt50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
162Corinne Brady50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
163emily zendel50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
164Nathan Johnson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone


Legend for badges:

The NomadPrep course encourages four fundamental behaviors in its students:

  1. Learn: put in the time to go through each lesson, do the research, ace the quizzes and absorb the information taught.
  2. Prepare: do the work to prepare (namely, complete each homework assignment IRL).
  3. Contribute: participate in the forums. Ask questions and help answer questions of others where you can contribute.
  4. Commit: take definitive baby-steps each day towards putting progressively more skin in the game and ultimately making the leap to go.

The course employs gamification towards promoting these behaviors via rewarding consistency of attendance, quiz scoring, completion of key steps, participation in the forums and other activities. Below are your current achievements, your current rank, a list of all possible attainable achievements and how you can win each (hover over each to see explanation). Your current standings relative to other students taking the course are at the top of the page.

My Achievements

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Badge Icon Badge Name Encourages How to earn Points Why it matters IRL
Heavy Lifter Preparation Complete Banking / Insurance checklist items 100  Knocking out the banking and insurance steps means you’ve gotten some weighty todo’s out of the way.
  Baller Contribution Ask five questions in forums 100 Every time you ask a question you not only get the answer for yourself but leave it preserved for others who follow.
  Edison Award Learning Complete 4 lessons 50 Inertia is everything. If you can make it through the first four days you can likely complete the entire course.
  Celebrity Contribution Reply to 5 forum posts 100 If you know the answer to something you’ve already learned, be a good nomadic citizen and help whomever has your question now.
  Gold Star Learning Get a perfect quiz 100 A perfect quiz means you’ve retained all the material and you’re engaged in the learning process.
  Engaged Contribution Submit blog to RemoteYearBlogs.com 300  Syndicating your own blog posts and reading others via RYBlogs lets you connect more deeply than just following people on Instagram.
  Academic Eggcellence Learning Perfect attendance. 14-day streak of flawless attendance. 200  This means you are diligent with your prep efforts and committed to learning everything you can about being effective before you go.
  Goin’ Platinum Preparation Complete safety / gear / apps checklist items 200  You’ve completed the safety lesson, obtained all the mobile apps and purchased the gear from the gear lesson.
  Big Heart Learning Complete course 700  Completing the course is a major achievement and means you’ve done everything possible to educate yourself.
  Light it up Preparation Complete all Infosec items 250 Keeping a good security posture, having strategies for protecting your data and having redundancy means you’re well ahead of the game in resiliency to the inevitable surprises on the road.
  Navigator Preparation Complete all travel docs and immunization items 100 It’s critical to have all your travel docs and immunizations in order to be able to go.
  You’re on the map Commitment Show up 😉 50 Just starting the course means you’ve taken a definitive step to get better prepared.
  3-day Streak Commitment Log in three days in a row 300  Coming back three days in a row means you have good momentum, and developing that is key to start a long journey.
  Throwin’ Down Commitment Pay program deposit 1000  This means you’ve put major skin in the game and are fully committed to the adventure.
  Space Cowboy Preparation Complete Employment / Living Situation / Vehicle / Phone items 500  Encumbrances can derail the best-laid plans. This means you’ve cleared a bunch of the potential obstacles that would keep you from going.
  Know it all Contribution Reply to 20 questions in forums 300  Answering twenty questions for others is no joke. You are a true contributor and samaritan.
  Enlightened Contribution Ask 20 questions in forums 200  Asking twenty questions means you’ve really put in the time to research and develop good questions not already addressed in the forums. Way to expand your own knowledge while creating a resource for others.
  World Traveler Commitment Book your outbound flight 600  There’s no turning back now… 😉 Booking your flight is the final step in commitment. Bon voyage.